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#ICASA2013 Live Daily Delivery | December 7-11, 2013 | Curated coverage presented from Cape Town, South Africa.

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Coverage from Tuesday, December 10

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Human Rights Day at ICASA: "Deliver Rights & Health for All" 

13 million people across Africa still don’t have access to the life-saving HIV medicines they need. Medicine stock-outs, corruption, mismanagement and lack of political will to deal with these problems are undermining our struggle against HIV. Activists from around Africa gathered at ICASA on Tuesday to demand health for all as a human right. 

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Emerging Conversations

Mandela’s Stance on HIV Set Him Apart From His ANC Successors

The Conversation \\ by Glenda Gray & James McIntyre

In the past few days since the passing of Nelson Mandela, the father of the South African nation, it has become apparent just how much Madiba meant not only to us, but to the rest of the world. 

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Drug Donation Programme for HIV Treatment-Experienced Children Announced in South Africa

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Janssen, the pharmaceutical companies of Johnson & Johnson, announced that it will support improved access to HIV medicines for children and adolescents failing HIV treatment.

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MSF Calls for Scale-up of ‘Viral Load’ Monitoring to Improve HIV Treatment Outcomes 

\\  by Médecins Sans Frontières

At the ICASA HIV/AIDS conference in Cape Town, South Africa, MSF reported on new findings on the benefits of viral load monitoring for people on antiretroviral therapy and strategies to reduce the costs. 

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Top Tweets from #ICASA2013 

Participants at ICASA 2013 are helping to capture the conversations using #ICASA2013. Follow the entire conversation. 

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Women leadership in the HIV response is crucial for ending #HIV. #GBV @FemnetProg @IntlWomen #ICASA2013 @ICASAYouthFronte


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Sabrina Erné @SabrinaErne
Start early, start now: early child development can keep children safe and well from #HIV infection. #ICASA2013 #childprotection \


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Cape Town has more #TB than the whole of US, Canada and Europe combined - Robin Wood #ICASA2013

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Videos to Inspire

// by Joy Lynn Alegarbes 

Joy Lynn Alegarbes, Master Trainer for the CONDOMIZE! Campaign, talks about the campaign's goals of removing stigma and encouraging access to quality condoms. Joy also demonstrates how to use the Cupid Female Condom. 


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Targeting Zero Through Technical Support
// by Dr. Richard Noamesi Amenyah

Dr. Richard Noamesi Amenyah, Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Manager with the UNAIDS Technical Support Facility for Western/Central Africa, on working towards zero new infections, zero AIDS-related deaths & zero discrimination.


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Youth Voices at ICASA 2013
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Bold Collaboration: The Future of Getting to Zero 
// by Gillian Dolce, Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS (GYCA)

Those of us working in the HIV response know that young people are uniquely vulnerable to new infections. We hear the troubling statistics about risk, especially for young women. For example, young women in sub-Saharan Africa, is 8 times more likely than her male counterpart to be HIV contract HIV. If she is also a sex worker or injecting drug user, she is barred from accessing the information and services that she needs to stay healthy.

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ICASA 2013 Live Blog 
// by FHI 360

Live updates throughout the ICASA 2013 conference using participant tweets, photos, videos and quotes. 

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New Strategies Reach Men Who Have Sex with Men with HIV Prevention and Care Services in Ghana
// by Kimberly Green, FHI 360

In Ghana, men who have sex with men often fail to access critical HIV information and services due to deep-rooted fear of social stigma. The Ghana Men’s Study, conducted in 2011, revealed a high level of HIV prevalence among men who have sex with men in five sites in Ghana (17.5 percent), with the highest rates in the Greater Accra and Ashanti regions: 34.4 percent and 13.6 percent respectively. 

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Youth Voices at ICASA 2013

Sydney Hushie, Youth Program Coordinator for ICASA, introduces the LAP It Up campaign.  The campaign promotes leadership, accountability and participation of young people in the global response to HIV.

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Mind the Gap to Get to Zero
Remmy Shawa, International Sida Project Coordinator at Sonke Gender Justice, discusses why it is important to engage men and boys to end HIV.

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5 Lessons I Learned from Madiba 
UNAIDS // by Michel Sidibé

The Executive Director of UNAIDS Michel Sidibé reacts to news of the death of South Africa's former President, Nelson Mandela, one of Africa's greatest leaders and a passionate advocate for people living with HIV.
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TERRAVIVA - Edition 5: Independent Media Coverage of ICASA 2013
// by Inter Press Service News Agency

This coverage was commissioned by the ICASA 2013 Secretariat in partnership with IPS and with support by UNICEF, UNAIDS, UNFPA, the WFP and UNESCO. 

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SA’s HIV Plan to Focus on Health of Sex Workers
BDLive // by  Linda Ensor

South Africa’s national strategic plan for HIV prevention, care and treatment for sex workers was lauded on Tuesday by Global Fund executive director Mark Dybul, who said the programme was a model for the rest of the world.

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